Royal Crown Derby in their famous Mikado. The Mikado pattern was designed in 1894 by Royal Crown Derbys art director, Thomas Amos Reed. It was inspired by rice paper drawings that he had obtained in the Far East. The original illustrations formed the basis of the scenes. With the exception of a few of the larger pieces, which are decorated with the complete design, all of the smaller items are decorated with a different chapter of the story.
Variations of the legend associated with the pattern are many. Indeed, little imagination is needed to weave a tale with such romantic subjects as Wandering Sad-Eyed Lover, The Tall Standing Pagodas of the Orient, The Flight of Cranes, all set against a backdrop or rivers, mountains, and delicate leaf tracery. E pieces are properly marked with Royal Crown Derby backstamp and numbers under the mark. According to the ciphers, the pieces are.
Dated between 1920 and 1955, please refer to the pictures. This amazing set is both Ageless and Timeless. It will be a great gift - to yourself or a loved one.8 (eight) Coffee/Tea cups - approx. 2 7/8" in diameter at the rim and 2 1/2" tall. 1 (one) Open Sugar Bowl.
3 3/4" in diameter at the rim and 1 7/8" tall. 1 (one) Creamer/Milk Jug - 3 1/8 tall to the tip of the spout. The set is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or repairs. It is possible to have some minor crazing that is consistent with its age, as well as, some utensils marks. Would have a place in any china collection.
This is a piece of history that everyone will be proud to have. Patterns in the Oriental taste have been popular at Royal Crown Derby since the first china manufactory was founded in 1748. It was an era of expansion and discovery when all eyes were looking to the riches of the East, and when exotic ware was being exported to Europe.
Such meticulous detail and exquisite decoration became the inspiration for Derby and, blue and white ware such as sauce boats, baskets and coffee pots were made in Oriental style. Blue Mikado was originally recorded in Pattern Book number 9, as pattern number 4001 on the Dover shape. Later it was produced in a multi-color version and a variety of monochrome colors. A variety of prints on colored grounds have appeared over the years including probably the rarest, a gold print on a rich yellow ground.
Be sure to add me to your. The item "Blue Mikado Royal Crown Derby Coffee Tea Set RARE Cup Saucer Sugar Cream England" is in sale since Friday, October 11, 2019. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\China & Dinnerware\Royal Crown Derby".
The seller is "retro_saloon23" and is located in Georgetown, Ontario. This item can be shipped worldwide.